Coyote Logistics Expands Its Chicago, Illinois, Operations Center
Coyote Logistics is adding sales, operations, and other IT-related jobs, while continuing to build out its office space investing $4 million in capital improvements. Coyote uses technology to make over-the-road shipping more efficient for shippers, haulers and receivers.
"One of the most significant advantages to Coyote being headquartered in Chicago is it has made it incredibly easy to hire from a pool of highly-skilled workers,” Coyote Logistics CEO Jeff Silver said. “We hire employees from across North America who want to live and work in Illinois. We are excited to expand in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago – it’s a great place to live and do business."
Coyote was founded in 2006 and is one of the most innovative, fastest-growing third-party logistics service providers in North America. The company offers services for all consultative, executional and transactional supply chain needs. Coyote arranges transportation for more than 6,000 loads per day for shippers of all sizes and industries, from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses.
“Illinois’ comeback continues, and we are proud to be home to one of the most innovative and fastest growing logistics companies in America,” Governor Pat Quinn said. “As we lead the Midwest in job growth, Coyote Logistics is adding to our momentum, creating jobs and driving our economy further forward.”
As an incentive, Coyote Logistics is receiving a $2.5 million state investment, administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to purchase equipment and continue to build out its office space at 2545 W. Diversey Ave. in Chicago. The company currently employs nearly 2,000 full-time employees nationwide, including 1,000 people at its Chicago headquarters.
“Coyote Logistics is one of many successful companies choosing to expand its headquarters in Illinois,” Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development Director Adam Pollet said. “Coyote’s commitment to Illinois will provide hundreds of quality jobs and is further proof of Illinois’ comeback.”
In 2013, Coyote hired 408 new employees, including 175 in Chicago, and the company is on track to repeat that level of growth in 2014. Coyote expects to hire 500 additional workers within the next three years, state economic development officials noted.
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